Godmother: An Unexpected Journey, Perfect Timing, And Small Miracles by Odile AtthalinGodmother: An Unexpected Journey, Perfect Timing, And Small Miracles by Odile Atthalin

Godmother: An Unexpected Journey, Perfect Timing, And Small Miracles

byOdile Atthalin

Paperback | June 20, 2017

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Odile Atthalin was a young woman from a prominent, bourgeois family in Paris when she decided to leave home in search of meaning. All she knew was that she wanted to go East; but once she had separated from France and committed to creating a new life for herself, opportunities fell into place.
After years of travels around the world, including a life-changing four years in an Indian ashram, Atthalin settled in Berkeley, CA, where she found all she needed: her first real home; a godson with special needs to nurture, to whom she became a devoted godmother; and a subculture of seekers, writers, guides, healers, artists, and spiritual creatives-a diverse tribe in which she could fit and finally felt she belonged.
Odile Atthalin was born in Paris, France in 1936 to a patriarchal bourgeois family, the eldest of six children. After surviving the German Nazi Occupation in Normandy and the loss of a baby sibling, she witnessed D-Day and the liberation of her village by the American tanks. She majored in comparative literature at the Sorbonne and stu...
Title:Godmother: An Unexpected Journey, Perfect Timing, And Small MiraclesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:300 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.68 inPublished:June 20, 2017Publisher:She Writes PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1631521721

ISBN - 13:9781631521720


Editorial Reviews

"In this memoir we are drawn into the experience of a lonely child whose heart is opened by the birth of her brother, and then, suddenly, slammed shut. Decades later, after a transformative spiritual journey around the world, she is given the opportunity, in the most unexpected way, to reopen her heart and develop a mature love through the nurturing of another small child with special needs, staying focused on offering herself in selfless devotion to his well-being. I was fascinated by the ways they bring out the best in each other as he grows into manhood."—Carolyn Allen Zeiger, PhD, author of Doing it All Isn't Everything